LINDAT/CLARIN repository About and Policies

Mission Statement

The ultimate objective of CLARIN ERIC is to advance research in humanities and social sciences by giving researchers unified single sign-on access to a platform which integrates language-based resources and advanced tools at a European level. This shall be implemented by the construction and operation of a shared distributed infrastructure that aims at making language resources, technology and expertise available to the humanities and social sciences (henceforth abbreviated HSS) research communities at large.

To know more about CLARIN ERIC visit CLARIN-ShortGuide.pdf

Terms of Service

To achieve our mission statement,we set out some ground rules through the Terms of Service. By accessing or using any kind of data or services provided by the Repository, you agree to abide by the Terms contained in the above mentioned document.

Data in LINDAT/CLARIN repository are made available under the licence attached to the resources. In case there is no licence, data is made freely available for access, printing and download for the purposes of non-commercial research or private study. Users must acknowledge in any publication, the Deposited Work using a persistent identifier (see Citing Data), its original author(s)/creator(s), and any publisher where applicable. Full items must not be harvested by robots except transiently for full-text indexing or citation analysis. Full items must not be sold commercially unless explicitly granted by the attached licence without formal permission of the copyright holders.

About Repository

It is like a library for linguistic data and tools.

  • Search for data and tools and easily download them.
  • Deposit the data and be sure it is safely stored, everyone can find it, use it, and correctly cite it (giving you credit)

About UFAL

The Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics (UFAL) at the Computer Science School, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Czech Republic was established in 1990 as a continuation of the research and teaching activities carried out by the former Laboratory of Algebraic Linguistics since the early 60s at the Faculty of Philosophy and later at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, is a primarily research department working on many topics in the area of Computational Linguistics, and on many research projects both nationally and internationally. However, the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics is also a regular department in the sense that it carries a comprehensive teaching program both for the Master's degree (Mgr., or MSc.) as well as for a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Computational Linguistics. Both programs are taught in Czech and English. The Institute is also a member of the double-degree "Master's LCT programme" of the EU. Students also can take advantage of the Erasmus program for typically semester-long stays at partner Universities abroad.

License Agreement and Contracts

At the moment, UFAL distinguishes three types of contracts.

  • For every deposit, we enter into a standard contract with the submitter, the so-called "Distribution License Agreement", in which we describe our rights and duties and the submitter acknowledges that they have the right to submit the data and gives us (the repository centre) right to distribute the data on their behalf.
  • Everyone who downloads data is bound by the licence assigned to the item - in order to download protected data, one has to be authenticated and needs to electronically sign the licence. A list of available licenses in our repository can be found here.
  • For submitters, there is a possibility for setting custom licences to items during the submission workflow.

Intellectual Property Rights

As mentioned in the section License Agreement and Contracts, we require the depositor of data or tools to sign a Distribution License Agreement, which specifies that they have the right to submit the data and gives us (the repository centre) right to distribute the data on their behalf. This means that depositors are solely responsible for taking care of IPR issues before publishing data or tools by submitting them to us.
Should anyone have a suspicion that any of the datasets or tools in our repository violate Intellectual Property Rights, they should contact us immediately at our help desk.

Privacy Policy

Read our Privacy Policy in order to learn how we manage personal data collected by the LINDAT/CLARIN repository and services.

Metadata Policy

Deposited content must be accompanied by sufficient metadata describing its content, provenance and formats in order to support its preservation and dissemination. Metadata are freely accessible and are distributed in the public domain (under CC0). However, we reserve the right to be informed about commercial usage of metadata from LINDAT/CLARIN repository including a description of your use case at Help Desk.

Preservation Policy

LINDAT/CLARIN is committed to the long-term care of items deposited in our repository and strives to adopt the current best practice in digital preservation. We hold the Data Seal of Approval which ensures the data archived with us can be found, understood and used in the future.